Robert Vaughn Young

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Robert Vaughn Young (1938 - June 15, 2003) commonly known by his initials, RVY was the public relations officer for the Church of Scientology for many years. He edited L. Ron Hubbard's ten-volume Mission Earth series. Young claimed that Hubbard had written the main text of the series, but that he had ghostwritten the introduction of each volume, as well as other writings in Hubbard's name.

After leaving the Church of Scientology, Young became prominent as an expert in court cases regarding Scientology and as an Internet-based critic of the organization.

Young was diagnosed with prostate cancer on November 23, 1999 and turned his energies to Phoenix5, a non-profit organization that runs a website on the disease. He died on June 15, 2003.


Books

  • Interpol Connection: An Inquiry into the International Criminal Police Organization, with Trever Meldal-Johnson, Dial Press, 1979.


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